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Golf: Matsuyama shoots 61, romps to five-stroke victory at Bridgestone

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 4:54pm
(Reuters) - Hideki Matsuyama turned the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational into a one-man exhibition as he romped to a five-stroke victory in Akron, Ohio on Sunday.

Tennis: Brilliant Zverev wins Citi Open for fourth title of year

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 4:34pm
(Reuters) - German Alexander Zverev used his dominant serve to claim a fourth ATP title of the year with a commanding 6-4 6-4 win over South African veteran Kevin Anderson at the Citi Open in Washington on Sunday.

Athletics: Bowie snatches 100 meters from Ta Lou on the line

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 4:16pm
LONDON (Reuters) - American Tori Bowie snatched the women's 100 meters from Marie-Josee Ta Lou on the line to win gold at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday.

Athletics-Stefanidi completes collection of major pole vault titles

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 3:58pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Greece's Ekaterini Stefanidi, the new queen of the pole vault, added the one missing gold medal to her big-event collection when she soared to the world title with the best vault of her life on Sunday.

Thiam adds world heptathlon title to Olympic crown

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 3:44pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Nafi Thiam of Belgium eased her way to heptathlon gold at the World Championships on Sunday to go with the Olympic title she claimed in Rio last year.

Van Niekerk forced to work his way to tantalizing 400m final

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 2:42pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Wayde van Niekerk duly qualified for the World Championship 400 meters final on Sunday but the defending champion and world record holder looks to have a real battle on his hands after some searing semi-final performances.

South Korean Kim wins women's British Open

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 2:29pm
(Reuters) - South Korea's Kim In-kyung held off the last-day challenge of England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff to claim the women's British Open at Kingsbarns, Scotland for her first major title on Sunday.

Ivorian duo join Thompson in 100 meters final

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 2:02pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson powered into the women's 100 meters final at the World Championships on Sunday with another easy win in her semi.

Athletics: Bahrain's former Kenyan Chelimo wins women's marathon

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 10:55am
LONDON (Reuters) - Rose Chelimo, a Bahraini who switched allegiance from her Kenyan homeland, sprinted away from her former compatriot Edna Kiplagat to win the women's marathon at the World Athletics Championships after a tactical battle and an exciting finish on Sunday.

Athletics: Thiam consolidates heptathlon lead while Vetter smashes javelin record

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 8:53am
(Reuters) - Nafi Thiam retook the overall lead going into the final event of the heptathlon at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday while Anouk Vetter is third after obliterating the competition in the javelin.

Athletics: Neutral Shubenkov struggles through opening hurdles round

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 8:46am
LONDON (Reuters) - Titleholder Sergey Shubenkov, competing as a neutral after Russia's ban from athletics, struggled through the opening round of the men's 110 meters hurdles at the World Championships on Sunday.

Athletics: Felix makes light work of opening 400 meters heat

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 8:09am
LONDON (Reuters) - Alysson Felix began her bid to add to her 13 World Championship medals with an easy win in her opening 400 meters heat on Sunday.

Spaniard Marquez seals third MotoGP win in Czech Grand Prix

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 8:08am
(Reuters) - Honda's reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won his second consecutive race and third of the season at the Czech Grand Prix on Sunday with team mate Dani Pedrosa finishing second.

Athletics: Kirui wins world marathon title after duel with Tola

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 7:40am
LONDON (Reuters) - Kenya's Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui prevailed in a compelling east African duel with Ethiopian Tamirat Tola on the streets of London to win the men's marathon at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday.

Athletics: World leader McMaster disqualified in 400m hurdles heats

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 6:32am
LONDON (Reuters) - World-leader Kyron McMaster of the British Virgin Islands was disqualified in the men's 400 metres hurdles heats at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday.

Athletics: Kenya struggle in 3,000m steeplechase heats

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 6:06am
(Reuters) - Former gold medalist Brimin Kipruto failed to reach the final of the men's 3,000 meters steeplechase at the World Championships in London on Sunday, as Kenyan athletes struggled to impose themselves in the heats.

Tennis - Goerges rallies to beat Petkovic in Citi semis

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 1:23am
(Reuters) - Julia Goerges made it through an all-German semi-final at the Citi Open on Saturday with a 5-7 6-4 7-5 win over Andrea Petkovic, setting up a title match against Ekaterina Makarova.

Tennis - Zverev beats Nishikori in Citi semis, to face Anderson

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 1:22am
(Reuters) - Alexander Zverev moved into the final of the Citi Open with a 6-3 6-4 win over Japan’s Kei Nishikori on Saturday.

NFL: 49ers linebacker Smith out for the season

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 1:14am
(Reuters) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Malcolm Smith is out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle, the NFL reported on Saturday.

Keys downs Muguruza to reach Stanford Classic final

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 11:16pm
(Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza was knocked out of the Stanford Classic on Saturday, losing her semi-final 6-3 6-2 to Madison Keys.